Fall 2010 Hauser Colloquium


Hauser Globalization Colloquium Fall 2010

Professors Ryan Goodman & Robert Keohane

Furman Hall 900, Pollack Colloquium Room
Wednesdays 2:00 pm-3:50pm
(unless otherwise noted)


The Hauser Colloquium for 2010-11 focuses on the intersection of international law and politics. International law and international politics are in tension with one another, since law purports to be general and principled, while politics is often highly particular and shaped by interests and power. To explore this tension and its ramifications, this seminar will feature speakers both from political science and from law, who will, from different disciplinary and paradigmatic perspectives, examine how institutions and law reflect, and alter, the availability of information, interests of relevant actors, and policy outcomes.


Schedule of Sessions (subject to modification)

September 15

Professor Eric Posner
Human Rights, the Laws of War, and Reciprocity

September 22 Professor Michael Doyle
A Global Constitution? The Struggle over the UN Charter
October 6 Professor Mary Dudziak
Law, War, and the History of Time
October 13  Professor Tim Buthe
Standards for global markets: domestic and international institutions for setting international product standards
October 20

Professor Kal Raustiala
Information and International Agreements
Background Readings:
Police Patrols and Fire Alarms in the NAAEC

The Rational Design of International Institutions

October 22 (Friday)  Professor Peter Katzenstein
The Transnational Spread of American Law: Legalization as Soft Power
November 10 Professors Oona Hathaway & Scott Shapiro
Outcasting:  Enforcement in Domestic and International Law
November 17 

Professors Ann Marie Clark & Kathryn Sikkink
Information Effects and Human Rights Data: Is the Good News about Increased Human Rights Information Bad News for Human Rights Measures?
Background Reading: Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, & James Ron, Seeing Double: Human Rights Impact Through Qualitative and Quantitative Eyes, World Politics, 2009.

December 1  Professors Kevin Davis & Benedict Kingsbury
Obligation Overload: Adjusting the Obligations of Fragile or Failed States
December 3 (Friday) 

Professor Beth Simmons
Inter-subjective Frames and Rational Choice: Transnational Crime and the Case of Human Trafficking